Bereavement Services

This list includes services that can help support individuals from end-of-life decision-making to death, grief and bereavement.

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Grief Counseling:

Hudson Valley Hospice

Tailored programs and services include individual counseling, telephone support, workshops, and support groups. Hudson Valley Hospice also maintains a library of articles, pamphlets, and books that focus on different aspects of grief and loss. Your loved one need not have been served by Hospice to participate.

(845) 473-2273 x1145


The Compassionate Friends

This organization provides grief support to family members who have had a child die (at any age from any cause) and for helpers who are supporting those who have gone through this experience. Contact the National Office for a customized packet of bereavement materials and connect with the nearest chapter, which is located in Catskill, NY.

National Office: 1-877-969-0010
Greene County Chapter: (518) 622-4023 or (518) 610-3335

Online support is also available with “virtual chapters” through live chats with an Online Support Community. Click Here for Online Support


Hudson Valley Mental Health

This private, not-for-profit community organization’s mission is to provide comprehensive and integrated services to meet the mental health needs of the community. Hudson Valley Mental Health operates the three clinics in Ulster County as follows:

Kingston Clinic
239 Golden Hill Lane in Kingston
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
(845) 340-4000
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am – 6:00pm

Ellenville Clinic
50 Center Street in Ellenville
Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
(845) 340-4000
Wednesdays 10:00am – 6:00pm

New Paltz Clinic
137 N. Chestnut Street, Suite 2 in New Paltz
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
(845) 340-4000
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am – 6:00pm


The Institute for Family Health

Offering behavioral health services in addition to primary care and other health & medical services throughout Ulster County. Providing Walk-In Mental Health Services as noted in Kingston.

Kingston Family Health Center
1 Family Practice Drive
(845) 338-6400
Walk-In Mental Health Services:
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 11:00am & 1:00pm – 4:00pm

New Paltz Family Health Center
279 Main Street, Suite 102
(845) 255-2930

Family Practice Center of Port Ewen
213 Broadway
(845) 331-2355

Family Health Center of Ellenville
6 Healthy Way
(845) 647-4500

Family Practice Center of Hyde Park
11 Crum Elbow Road
(845) 229-1020


Hudson Valley Psychological Association (HVPA) Members

Members of the HVPA are licenced psychologists who work in various settings including nonprofit agencies, community mental health clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, college counseling centers, and private practice. To use the new HVPA website feature “Find A Psychologist” CLICK HERE


Psychology Today “Find A Therapist”

Find detailed professional listings for psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, and treatment centers throughout the United States.To use Psychology Today’s website feature “Find A Therapist” CLICK HERE


Support Groups:

Death Cafe

Circle of Friends for the Dying invites you to come together and talk about death. Have some coffee or tea and a piece of cake, and in a relaxed safe environment increase your awareness of attitudes about dying and death with a view towards living the best life possible. There is no charge to attend, registration is not required, and all are welcome. Death Cafe meets monthly in various locations throughout Ulster County. Circle of Friends for the Dying’s mission is to bring compassionate, competent end-of-life care to the dying and their families by providing a home and a circle of support.

(845) 802-0970
CDF Death Cafe on Facebook


Jewish Family Services Of Ulster County Bereavement Groups

Kingston Group
First and Third Mondays of every month
From 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
At 280 Wall Street (JFS Offices Above Ulster Savings Bank)
JFS: Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
Call (845) 338-2980 to register

Ellenville Group
Thursdays 12:00 noon – 1:15 pm
At 2 Elting Court iin Ellenville, NY
JFS: Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
Call (845) 338-2980 to register


Children’s Bereavement Support Group

Sponsored by Hospice, Inc., this group is for school-age children who have lost family members and are experiencing normal grief. This group is designed to help children address the tasks of grief in a supportive, therapeutic setting with other children who share their experience. They do this by participating in age-appropriate activities including music, movement, games, arts and crafts, writing, and grief education through literature and storytelling.

Groups meet in Kingston and Poughkeepsie
Contact facilitator, Susan Vizethann with Hospice Inc.’s Children’s Program,
at (845)- 485-2267 ext. 1467


Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group

This peer led group, sponsored by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, provides a safe space where survivors of suicide loss can share their experiences and support each other. Some survivors attend a support group immediately, some wait for years, others attend for a year or two and then go only occasionally – on anniversaries, holidays, or particularly difficult days.

Orange County Group
Meets on the first Monday of every month
From 7:00pm – 9:00pm
at 44 Balmville Rd. Newburgh
Contact (845) 220-6963

Online support groups are also available, accessible through this listing made available through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Click Here for Online Support


Suicide Support Group

This group is for anyone who has lost someone to suicide. We help each other throughout the process and the pain, whether it has been 1 month or 10 years ago. This peer led group, sponsored by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, provides a safe space where survivors of suicide loss can share their experiences and support each other.

Rhinebeck Reformed Church
6386 Mill Street
Rhinebeck,New York12572

Meeting Time: The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Contact: Lisa Murray 845-389-6175


GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing)

Grasp was founded to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of a substance abuse or addiction. Pre registration is required. There is no charge for GRASP groups.

GRASP Mid Hudson Chapter
Poughkeepsie, NY
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Please call for registration and specific location*
(845) 227-4423


Bereavement Support for Grieving Families

The Mid Hudson Chapter is part of the Bereaved Parents of the USA. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. This group is a self-help support group for parents and families who are learning to cope with their grief after the death of a child of any age. There is no registration or fee required to join our group.

This group meets on the first Thursday of every month, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie
10 Children’s Way
Poughkeepsie, NY
(near Marrist college)
(845) 462-2825

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